Baker & Taylor Discusses the changing role of women in sports from the early twentieth century to the present, and profiles women in team sports and such notable individuals as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Wilma Rudolph, Billy Jean King, and Coach Pat Summitt.
Rosen Pub Group Go for the goal with this text, which examines fascinating female sports heroes who’ve proved to the world that gender is no barrier to athletic success. Readers will delight in learning about the lives of Mia Hamm, Wilma Rudolph, and the Williams sisters, as well as other important women who’ve broken barriers in sports. Readers will be inspired to pursue a career in athletics after learning about how others have achieved success in spite of great obstacles. The biographical nature of the text supports social studies curricula, and fact boxes and a comprehensive timeline provide opportunities for additional learning.